We have not been doing nearly as many christmas project as I usually would. Living at my sisters house I am limited to none messy projects, at the same time there are so many other joys of sharing this special time together, lots of cozy chats by the fire, and a bonding time we have not had in many years. Soon our lives will once again bring us far apart (geographically), and it is so nice to have shared this past year. So instead of the crafting I would usually do with the children all this…
Matariki Fact Recall
We have been learning about Matariki and the constellation. Matariki is a small cluster of stars and it is also known as Plieades. There are several hundred stars but only seven of them can be seen. Matariki is a traditional Maori New Year. Matariki is celebrated with education and sharing ideas. Matariki is a time for remembering people you've lost.
Free Fun Constellation Sewing Cards - Stargazing With Kids
Set of 6 free printable Constellation Star Sewing Cards, also called lacing cards or lace-up cards. Improves fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Ko te whānau o Matariki: Matariki education resource 2015 - Part 2 | Te Papa’s Blog
During the coldest time each year the Matariki star cluster comes rising up for the first time in the eastern sky. This occurrence marks the beginning of an important time of year – the Māori New Year. In this series of blogs, Te Papa Education hopes to introduce you to each of the seven membersRead more